Slips, Trips, and Falls
in the General Workplace

Slips, Trips, and Falls in the General Workplace

In many workplaces across Canada, same-level slips, trips, and falls are unfortunately all too common. Fortunately, with some knowledge and practice, these incidents can be prevented. This online Slips, Trips, and Falls course outline how you can keep your visitors, customers, and employees free from suffering injuries relating to slips, trips, and falls.
This online Slips, Trips, and Falls course is composed of four chapters. These chapters include:

  • Chapter 1: The Science of Walking and Falling
  • Chapter 2: Preventing STFL
  • Chapter 3: How to Fall and Treat STFL Injuries
  • Chapter 4: Liabilities and Responsibilities

Upon completion, you will be presented with a final exam to test your knowledge.

Slips, Trips, and Falls in the General Workplace Course Topics

Understanding how slips, trips, and falls occur is the first step towards preventing them. By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain how centre of gravity, momentum, and traction relate to workplace slips, trips, and falls
  • Identify common workplace hazards that could cause slips, trips, and falls
  • Identify both short- and long-term solutions for the identified hazards
  • Explain the responsibilities of workers and employers in the context of a proactive workplace safety culture
  • Demonstrate how to fall as safely as possible in order to avoid or limit an injury
  • Explain what to do if you witness a co-worker, visitor, or customer slip, trip, or fall
  • Explain the legal liabilities regarding slips, trips, and falls in the workplace

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 50 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.